UPDATED – Official Journal (L Series): Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/2268 of 26 September 2017 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items

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Briefing: Review of dual-use export controls

Certain goods and technologies have legitimate civilian applications but can also be used for the development of weapons of mass-destruction, terrorist acts and human rights violations; these so-called ‘dual-use’ goods are subject to the European Union’s export control regime. This regime is now being revised, mainly to take account of significant technological developments and to create a more level playing field among EU Member States. The proposed regulation recasts the regulation in force since 2009. Among other elements, the proposal introduces a controversial new ‘human security’ dimension to export controls, to prevent the abuse of certain cyber-surveillance technologies by regimes with a questionable human rights record. Stakeholders are divided over the incorporation of human rights considerations, with the technology industry particularly concerned that it might lose out to non-European competitors.

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Final Draft Agenda: European Parliament Plenary Session (15-18 January 2018)

The agenda includes items related to energy & climate, environment, trade and transport policy.

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UPDATED – Report: EP INTA Committee on setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual-use items (recast)

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Overview of the 2017 Export Control Forum – Speakers’ presentations

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Speech by Commissioner Malmström on “Export Controls: Trading in dual use while securing our safety”

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Fourth meeting of the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Council (Brussels, 16 November 2017)

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UPDATED – Event: 2017 Export Control Forum (Brussels, 19 December 2017)

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In-Depth Analysis: Free and fair trade for all?

With its strategy paper entitled ‘Trade for all’ in 2015, the Commission launched an EU trade policy that focussed on values such as human rights, workers’ rights, environmental protection and sustainable development. The idea was that free trade should be fair for both consumers in Europe and for citizens elsewhere. This approach was pursued in bilateral trade negotiations and in legislative proposals on, for example, conflict minerals, dual-use goods or the investment court system. But by the end of 2016 the tenor of the debate on international trade had changed, shifting the focus to national interests and fairness for consumers and producers at home. The UK’s decision to withdraw from the EU and the election of President Trump in the US, together with the expiry of the clause recognising China’s non-market economy status, contributed to this shift.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP INTA Committee – Vote on Setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual-use items (23 November 2017)

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Report from the Commission on the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items

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List of working papers (WK) distributed in the Working Party on Dual Use Goods in the third quarter of 2017

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Agenda: EP INTA Committee Meeting (22 – 23 November 2017)

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Report of the 5th round for modernising the EU-Mexico Global Agreement (Brussels, 18-30 September 2017)

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2017 Update of the EU Control List of Dual-Use Items

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2017 update of the EU dual-use control list

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Agenda: EP INTA Committee Meeting (11 – 12 October 2017)

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Commission delegated Regulation (EU) …/… amending Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items

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Press Release: State of the Union 2017 – Trade Package: Commission unveils initiatives for a balanced and progressive trade policy

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Factsheet: Foreign Direct Investment – An EU Screening Framework

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Proposal for a Regulation: Establishing a framework to review FDIs into the EU

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Overview: A Balanced and Progressive Trade Policy to Harness Globalisation

View in one post all the proposals that form part of the announcements Commission President Juncker made in today’s State of the Union.
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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for screening of foreign direct investments into the European Union

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List of working papers (WK) distributed in the Working Party on Dual Use Goods in the second quarter of 2017

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